3 Days In Sai Gon: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta

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3 Days In Sai Gon: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels Full Day (Lunch)

07:30 – 08:00: Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. 

Have lunch at local restaurant.

Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. 

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. 

Return to Saigon.

Dinner on your own and overnight in Sai Gon.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Can Tho (Lunch)

07:30: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and start the trip to Cai Be. Upon arrival in Cai Be, have a boat ride to the remaining site of a renowned wholesale floating market on the Tien River many years ago. This site entitles you to learn something about the local trading habit that has changed due to the age of modern society when more terrestrial transportation and high techniques of agriculture have dominated everywhere. There, you can realize how diverse the area is and how rich orchard gardens are, which makes it the basket of fruit in the lower part of the Mekong River.

Ramble in small villages where you will uncover the beauty of an ancient house and learn about the indigenous culture. Make a short visit to a small family business where the locals make coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel the slow rhythms of Southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people. Paddle through small canals – an exciting experience since you can look around, unwind, and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Upper Mekong Delta. Additionally, after arrival on Tan Phong Island, immerse yourself in nature’s tranquility.

At lunch time, you not only enjoy luscious food but also get closer to the locals as it is a chance to learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties. The meal is cooked on your own and served in the heart of the local garden.

Cycle on the village path through orchards. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Visit Ba Kiệt’s ancient house.

Take a boat ride back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip to Can Tho City. Proceed to Can Tho City and overnight in Can Tho.

Day 3: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River) then visit to Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of region.

Walking trip to visit the fruit plantation and local noodle factory. Visit Munir Ansay Pagoda – a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure and Con Son tourist area to experience picking and enjoying seasonal fruits.

Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

17:00 – 17:30: Drop off at your hotel.. End 3 Days In Sai Gon package.

3 Days In Sai Gon: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta

Price is based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing, for group of 2 people

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  • A/c van/bus during tour days
  • Accommodation: 1 night at hotel in Can Tho
  • Boat trip in the Mekong delta
  • English speaking guide
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • A bottle of mineral water per day


  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Drinks


  • Pick up/Drop off time is subject to traffic, weather…so the started/finished time could be later than expecting.
  • Pick up/Drop off are available around center of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

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